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Friday's Dump & Chase: T-Minus Twelve Hours

Round two for the Predators starts this evening in Smashville, and I'm planning on enjoying it, no matter what the Mayor of Winnipeg has to say.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville News & Notes

Mayor Briley Proclaims Friday As ‘Preds Pride Day’ - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
How many days have been officially proclaimed as Preds Pride Day? Do those carry over to next year? Can I ask them off from work?

Predators vs Jets Series Preview: Jets Forwards - On the Forecheck
ICYMI, we previewed the forward matchup yesterday.

Preds Trio of Bonino, Sissons, Watson is Defending, Scoring, Laughing | Nashville Predators
I'm pretty meh on the idea of "Playoff" anybody, but this line has been very good.

Predators vs Jets: Nashville lineup needs more from Kyle Turris | The Tennessean
Fiala rightly criticizes himself here, but Kyle Turris was surprisingly ineffective against Colorado.

Subban trying 'to have a little bit of fun' with Predators in playoffs | NHL.com
Articles by national writers will stop having to open by referencing Montreal at some point, right? I could ghostwrite them in my sleep.

Around Hockey

LA Kings' Dustin Brown, Trevor Lewis undergo surgery | USA Today
The best/worst parts of breakdown day in the NHL are finding out which injuries the players have been playing through all season. It turns out that shoulders and hands are important to score goals.

Patrick Roy returns to Quebec Remparts as GM and head coach – ProHockeyTalk
Back where it all began.

Florida Everblades players get to see NHL's Stanley Cup, but don't touch | News-Press
“(Former Hurricanes coach) Peter Laviolette had a block party at the end of a cul de sac. He filled the Cup with ice and gave out ice cream to the kids.”

Hall, McDavid, MacKinnon named finalists for Ted Lindsay Award -- TSN
The Ted Lindsay is supposed to be the most prestigious award for a player to win, but it usually has similar results to the Hart.

31 Thoughts: How different will Maple Leafs look in 2018–19? - Sportsnet.ca
There's a lot of stuff in here about the Wild, but I wonder how much control the dynamic duo of Suter and Parise have on their next move.

NHL reportedly asked Brad Marchand to stop licking opposing players – ProHockeyTalk
Think of the mumps, dude.

The 10 lowest Washington Capitals moments in their playoff rivalry with Pittsburgh Penguins | ESPN
The Caps losing game one is pretty normal in their history versus Pittsburgh.

The Least Talented Player To Ever Play For Every NHL Team | The Sportster
This article is actually so bad I wasn't going to link it, but you might as well look at it so you can see how they got every single pick wrong. It's impressive.